Phoenix have announced that they’ve written a book titled Phoenix: Liberté, Égalité, Phoenix!, which is set for release in the fall.
According to the band members, Thomas Mars, Deck d’Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz, and Christian Mazzalai, the book will provide the extensive backstory of the French outfit’s 30-year-long career. Phoenix: Liberté, Égalité, Phoenix! was co-written with British music journalist Laura Snapes, and drops on October 15th, which marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album United and the 10-year anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
Very excited to finally get to share this: I wrote a book! Sort of! It's the oral history of Phoenix for Liberté, Égalité, Phoenix!, their gorgeous new archival book on Rizzoli https://t.co/EpgpYQmeU4 pic.twitter.com/sJKp4yGruX
— Laura Snapes (@laurasnapes) July 19, 2019
“The book draws on the band’s personal archives, including photography of everything from their instruments to the notebooks in which every lyric and chord change were carefully notated,” publisher Rizzoli explains in a statement. “Accompanying this is an oral history of the Phoenix’s journey in their own words. The book is a superfan’s chronicle of the evolution of a band.”